Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Beer and sausage for a month? Are you nuts?

I spent the better part of today answering lots of questions about #BrewDiet. And by "lots of questions", I mean variations on the same theme:
Are you nuts?

No, not in a clinical sense. Though I certainly march to the beat of a different drummer. But nuts? I'll leave that label to those who've earned it.

As I mentioned this morning, I'm doing this under doctor supervision. And not in a condescending "as-your-physician-I-cannot-recommend-this-course-of-action" way you might expect. No, my doctor in in full support. Why? His answer comes in the first paragraph of a blog post about our unorthodox dietary experiment:
My good friend Evo Terra is going on a special one month diet – it was going to be just beer but I convinced him to add some sausages (including my favorite, reindeer sausage).  If you have been influenced by popular press you are aghast at what Evo is doing, and how can a physician supervise such.  The answer is- because we need to know.

And know we shall. I highly recommend you read the whole piece, especially if you have preconceived notions on what good nutrition is or is not. I know I've been led down the wrong path before. It happens. Science isn't immune to data manipulation and just bad work. But it is rather good at self-correction.

October 1st is just a few days away. I'm looking forward to this! Especially if Terry is cooking...

3 comments:

  1. Enjoy the journey! I've been reading Terry Simpson's blogs, twits, facebook posts (think that covers it) for a while now. Following your thoughts and adventures will be just as rewarding.

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  2. Thanks, Bruce. I'm really looking forward to this. Having Terry watching over takes a lot of the pressure off!

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